8 things to do in Dubai this week


Free fitness, a fantastic value business lunch and a pool party goes Club Tropicana…

It’s a brand new week and we’re ready to fill it with lots of fun things. Whether you’re back to work and looking for a tasty lunch to escape the office, trying something new with free fitness or al fresco film, or wanting a lively night out at a new ladies’ night or pool party, we’ve got you covered.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday March 11

1. Tuck into a business lunch in DIFC

Bazxar in DIFC have launched a new business lunch deal, offering four courses for Dhs65. Available all through the week, the deal includes a steak option for main, as well as soup of the day, and even takeaway coffee to bring back to the office.  

Baxzar, Gate Village 4, DIFC, 12pm to 3pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs65. Tel:(04) 355 1111. More info on website

Monday March 12

2. Get involved with a creative conference

Big brands, creatives and fledgling start-ups are all in town for Dubai Lynx. It’s a celebration of creative excellence, with plenty of guest speakers, workshops and interactive talks, and it’s on at Madinat Jumeirah from March 11 to 14.

Dubai Lynx, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Dhs2865. Tel: (04) 427 3090. More info on website

3. Work up a sweat with a free Zumba class

Every Monday and Wednesday, Zumba with Anna is offering free one-hour taster classes from 8pm to 9pm at her Barsha Heights studio in I-Rise tower. Confirm attendance on the Facebook event page to guarantee your spot.

Studio 16C3, I-Rise Tower, Barsha Heights, 8pm to 9pm, Monday and Wednesday, free. More info on Facebook

Tuesday March 13

4. Check out a new ladies’ night at a sleek steakhouse

We’ve made no secret of the fact that we’re big fans of Beefbar. The Monaco-born steakhouse has just opened its sixth worldwide location in Al Fattan Currency House, and it serves up some of the best steaks in the city. It’s just launched a new ladies’ night, Beauty and the Beef, which offers three complimentary drinks and 50 per cent off the food bill for ladies who dine.

Beefbar, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, 6pm to 1am, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 352 2223. More info on Facebook

5. Catch an al fresco film

Outdoor Cinema Dubai is back and this season it’s screening a collection of classics at both the Habtoor Grand Resort in Dubai Marina and the Steigenberger Hotel in Business Bay. They’ll be showing a different film every Tuesday at 8pm, with tickets priced at Dhs75 and food deals throughout the evening. Films showing this month include Notting Hill, Crazy Stupid Love and Titanic. 

Habtoor Grand Resort, Dubai Marina, and The Backyard at Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay,  7.30pm onwards, Tuesday, Dhs75. Tel (050) 213 5816. More info on Facebook

Wednesday March 14

6. Enjoy a cosy wine and cheese night

There’s a new wine and cheese night to check out at Ravioli & Co in Burj Daman, DIFC. The Italian trattoria is offering up a cheese platter, bottle of wine and Pizzoccheri, a flat ribbon pasta, to go along with it too. Bag a seat outdoors and enjoy the Downtown views.

Ravioli & Co, Burj Daman, DIFC, 8pm onwards, Wednesday, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 241 1616. More info on Facebook

7. Head to an 80s pool party

Barasti has a new Wednesday night pool party from 8pm to midnight. The four-hour, all-inclusive weekday BBQ includes a menu of bites and free-flowing house drinks, served up alongside a playlist of 80s and 90s hits.

Barasti Beach, Al Sufouh, 8pm to 12am, Wednesdays, Dhs105 girls, Dhs205 guys. Tel: (04) 399 3333. More info on Facebook 

8. Find your zen with singing bowl meditation

Each Wednesday, you can head down to a Tibetan Singing Bowl Medication experience at the Life N One in Jumeirah. The one hour class costs Dhs99, and the sound of the Tibetan singing bowls are c used as meditation aid as the sound induces a sense of peacefulness. Each bowl emits a soothing vibration that radiates out negative energy, which restricts your ability to reach your full physical, spiritual and mental health.

27b street, Villa 5/1b, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Wednesdays, Dhs99. Tel: (056) 534 2899. More info on Facebook

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